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Thursday, August 05, 2021

Nebraska challenge

BOWLERS GJ Buyco and Xyrra Cabusas are now in the US for the 14th World Youth Bowling Championships, which opens at the Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska today.

The eight-man PHL youth squad will play on Wednesday in the singles girls’ division and on Thursday in the singles boys’ division. The bowling championship will run until Aug. 3.

Buyco told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday that he’s feeling the jet lag but will still be up early for the opening ceremony today.

This is the first time for the 18-year-old Buyco of Team Prima-Cebu to gear up for the World Youth Bowling Championships. Buyco’s teammate Cabusas, however, has the experience and will be playing for her second stint.

Cabusas, 21, who suited up in the 13th World Youth Bowling Championships in Hong Kong last 2014, earlier said that she’s hoping to get an average score of 210 for this year.

The two ace players from Cebu are joined by national team members Gospel Gahol, Ivan Malig, Louis Cantorna, Bea Hernandez, Rica Macatula and Rjoy Santos.

Cabusas said the PHL youth team will give its best on game day. She said the strong contenders of the event are usually from the US, France, Switzerland, Australia and Poland.

According to the event’s website, there are 209 entries from 37 countries, with 130 in the boys division and 79 in the girls division.

Buyco and Cabusas, both civil engineering students of University of San Carlos, have qualified to the 14th World Youth Championships after winning the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) Youth Eliminations in Manila last year.
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